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Director:
Writer:
Mike Hodges (written by)
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Release Date:
November 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Write it. Live it. But try not to be it. See more »
Plot:
A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A nice easy going comedy. See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caine ... Mickey King

Mickey Rooney ... Preston Gilbert

Lionel Stander ... Ben Dinuccio

Lizabeth Scott ... Betty Cippola
Nadia Cassini ... Liz

Dennis Price ... The Englishman

Al Lettieri ... Miller
Leopoldo Trieste ... Marcovic
Amerigo Tot ... Partisan
Robert Sacchi ... The Bogeyman (as Roberto Sacchi)
Giulio Donnini ... Typing Pool Manager
Joe Zammit Cordina ... The Beautiful Thing
Luciano Pigozzi ... Clairvoyant
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Office Manageress (as Maria Quasimodo)
Liù Bosisio ... 1st Typist (as Liu Bosisio)
Cristina Gaioni ... 2nd Typist
Janet Agren ... Publisher's Receptionist
Irene Sophie Opperman ... Coach Hostess
Iver Gilborn ... Coach Tourist
Elaine Olcott ... Coach Tourist
Ave Ninchi ... Fat Chambermaid
Ermelinda De Felice ... Woman in Barber Shop
Werner Hasselmann ... Tourist in Restaurant (as Werner Hassleman)
Louise Lambert ... Tourist in Restaurant
Victor Mercieca ... Prince Cippola
Cettina Borg Olivier ... Gilbert's Mother
Anna Smith ... Old Woman in Bar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tondi Barr ... Gloria Swanson (uncredited)
Louis Caruana ... Toni (uncredited)
Mary Caruana ... Mae West (uncredited)
Anna Pace Donnella ... Jean Harlow (uncredited)
Cyrus Elias ... Guide (uncredited)
Jennifer Gauci ... Shirley Temple (uncredited)
Jeanne Lass ... Marlene Dietrich (uncredited)
Giuseppe Mallia ... Cripple Outside Bar (uncredited)
Roy Marmara ... Mario (uncredited)
Kate Sullivan ... Joan Crawford (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Hodges 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Hodges  written by

Produced by
Michael Klinger .... producer
Michael Caine .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
George Martin 
 
Cinematography by
Ousama Rawi 
 
Film Editing by
John Glen 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
Patrick Downing 
 
Art Direction by
Darrell Lass 
 
Costume Design by
Gitt Magrini 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Mike Jones .... hair stylist
George Partleton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Sterne .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Dryhurst .... assistant director
Graham Easton .... assistant director (uncredited)
Malcolm Stamp .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Horrocks .... dubbing editor
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing recordist (as Gerry Humphries)
Christian Wangler .... sound recordist
Richard Laughton .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ron Ballanger .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Jay .... still photographer
Dusty Miller .... camera operator
Martin Evans .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philippe Pickford .... wardrobe master
Yvonne Zarb Cousin .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Max Bell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Noel Rogers .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Martin .... conductor
 
Other crew
Claudio M. Cutry .... liaison: Italy
Joe De Blasio .... liaison: Italy
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
Tony Klinger .... liaison: London
Jean Lambdon .... unit publicist
Denton Scott .... production accountant
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) | USA:PG
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mike Hodges always wanted Mickey Rooney for the role of Preston Gilbert, but did also consider Elisha Cook Jr. for the part for a time until Rooney committed to the film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In his narration, Michael Caine claims that five people were in their graves, as a result of the proceedings of the movie, but there were actually six: Preston Gilbert; the singer at Preston's banquet; the accordionist at the banquet; the servant at the poolside shooting ("the projectionist," according to Nadia Cassini); the old Italian who directed Caine to the beach; and of course, Jack Miller.See more »
Quotes:
Mickey King:[said about the clairvoyant] He had eyes like blood-shot oysters.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Maltese Falcon (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
George Leybourne's PolkaSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A nice easy going comedy., 1 November 2007
Author: Vincent from Ireland

This starts of with quite a few good laughs some visual, some slapstick and a few situation based but gets a little more serious as it progresses.

The acting is good with Rooney as the slightly mad client being especially good and Caine is his usual self in the lead.

The one liners are delivered well and the occasional difference between what is narrated and what is acted out is amusing.

The plot is a little thin and when it gets serious it doesn't do it too well.

It's a watchable film with no bad bits and a few good ones but it's nothing special.

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